Frye Mountain Camp

House - Entire home/apt · Frye Mountain Rd, Knox, ME 04952, United States

The Space

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Beautiful views of the Camden Hills and Lake Quantabacook from our comfortable and peaceful mountaintop camp. Our location is perfect for people who want to retreat from busy urban areas and the saturated tourist belt of the Maine coast. Abutting the Frye Mountain Game Preserve with easy access to the Sheepscot Watershed Land Alliance's network of trails, our camp manages to feel very far away from everything even though Belfast (a cool, small, not-too-touristy city--home of our restaurant, bakery, and market, Chase's Daily) is only ten miles away. Off-grid, solar-powered, propane fridge, on-demand hot water, wood stove, compost heap out back, herbs to pick from the terraced gardens, fog lingering in the valley come dawn, stars aplenty in the true dark at night, moss and lichen gleaming in the rain, wildflowers brassy in the hot sun. Real kitchen suitable for cooks. Cotton sheets, soft pillows, comfortable beds—one queen sized and one double. No phone line, tv, or internet access. Good cell phone reception. Good pets are welcome!
July and August $150 per night, four night minimum, or $1000 per week
September-June $125 per night Monday-Thursday, $150 per night Friday-Sunday, four night minimum, or $800 per week
Prices do not include Maine lodging tax of 7%, or winter heat surcharge.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Frye Mountain Camp is delightful. It's hard to know how to write a (deservedly) glowing review that doesn't sound like a puff piece, but this one is genuine. The house is clean; tastefully and creatively decorated; and everything works as promised, but this merely confirms the hosts' honesty in advertising. The truth goes much further. The camp is lovely -- tranquil and beautifully situated. I stayed there for four days in late October. Although the autumn leaves were well past their peak, the landscape was still stunning. The temperature dropped below freezing at night, but the warmth provided by the combination of passive solar (during the day) and the wood stove kept the place toasty. The active solar panels provided more than sufficient electricity for everything else, including a couple of laptops, cell phone chargers, etc. (While we were there, the battery meter never dropped below a 94% charge.) It's difficult to find anything critical to say in the interest of being "even-handed." If you want lots of household appliances and other domestic bling -- dishwashers, laundry facilities, big-screen TVs (or little ones, for that matter), video games, and all that stuff -- you should probably look elsewhere. But if you're looking for a truly relaxing break that's an easy drive from coastal points and lakes, very good restaurants (check out Chase's Daily in Belfast!), and colleges like Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin, this is it. If you're looking for a beautiful setting amid great walking/biking paths, this is also it. Or if you're looking for a place where you can hide out, curl up with a good book, and just relax, this is equally perfect. If it were an option, my family and I would still be there.

    October 2013
  • We had high expectations from the photos, but the moment we arrived at the top of the drive and saw the house and breathtaking view, they were wonderfully exceeded. You couldn't dream of a more peaceful setting. And the surrounding area is great to explore. We hope very much to come back one day and could not recommend it highly enough!

    September 2013
  • We spent four peaceful days at Frye Mountain Camp. The house is incredibly comfortable and the views are amazing. I think I fully decompressed for the first time in years. Thanks Meg and Freddie.

    August 2013
  • Perché dans les collines, le chalet de Meg et Freddy est idéalement situé pour faire de la randonnée, mais aussi pour découvrir la côte nord du Maine. La ville de Belfast n'est pas très loin et il s'agit d'une des villes les plus agréables de cette région avec sa coop de produits bio, ses librairies, son vieux cinéma et ses nombreux restos (l'excellent Chase's Daily notamment). Dans le chalet, nous avons trouvé tout le nécessaire pour cuisiner à l'intérieur, comme à l'extérieur. Surtout, il n'y a pas de télé, ni d'accès à Internet, l'idéal pour bien décrocher du quotidien ! La vue sur les montagnes avoisinantes est magnifique et les nuits ont été plus que reposantes. Nous séjournerions de nouveau à cet endroit avec plaisir.

    July 2013
  • Our stay at the Chase's camp was SO relaxing. The house was super remote with an amazing view. We also appreciated that Meg & Freddy's artistic flare was shown throughout the house with fun furniture and accents. We read a lot & had a great time.

    July 2013
  • A great place to get away! We stayed from the 1st to the 4th at the camp and we loved the experience. The views are serene and the privacy and nature is a breath of freshair. Meg was easy to get a hold of and very helpful. If you are looking to get away than this is the place for you!

    July 2013
  • My wife and I spent 4 wonderful days at Meg's camp outside of Belfast, ME. The camp is as spectacular as the photos make it seem, and Meg and her family have clearly put a lot of effort into making it a comfortable place to stay. The location is easy to get to, but feels delightfully private once you make it there. We enjoyed walking the roads and trails around Frye Mountain and the surrounding areas.

    The camp also has everything you need for a great stay. The indoor kitchen was well-stocked, and we enjoyed grilling at the outdoor kitchen every night we were there. Mornings were spent on the deck with a great cup of aero-press coffee, looking over the beautiful valley. It got a little buggy at times, but the screened in porch was a good place to retreat. The downstairs bedroom stayed really cool, even on hot days, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Our chocolate lab pup, Lucy, was the biggest fan of the camp, exploring the yard and the surrounding woods.

    I highly recommend this spot to anyone, and we're definitely planning on going back soon. Thanks, Meg!

    June 2013
  • What a wonderful camp - the views of the nearby hills and valleys are amazing. We were content just sitting on the deck taking it all in. A beautiful place, very peaceful and relaxing and not far from Belfast which has quickly become our favorite getaway spot. Great brewery, co-op grocery, and restaurants but not overly crowded. Meg was very responsive and the amenities were great. We hope to return soon!

    May 2013
  • An excellent space in a beautiful location. Cozy, bright, quiet, and comfortable. Great combination of seclusion and access to attractions. Definitely a one-of-a-kind camp! We're already planning to revisit. Meg was a great host--very communicative and accommodating. She even left us a fresh loaf of bread! Highly-recommended!

    January 2013
  • We had a wonderful tie at Meg's place! The house is amazing and as soon as we pulled up the drive way we gasped at the view, gorgeous! I can't recommend this enough for those that want a quiet retreat from their busy lives. We will definitely be back!

    October 2012
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Traveler, painter, worker, Mama. We love our place and look to share it with the other busy and hard-working creative people out there that need a retreat. We are always working on our camp--outdoor kitchen, studio, tent platform, terraces--most still in the idea stage, though some are taking form.
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